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EXTRA TRAINS TO OPERATE FOR BELMAR ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

Kids ride free with NJ TRANSIT�s Family Super Saver

March 1, 2007
NJT-07-016
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ - Families headed to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Belmar this weekend are in luck! NJ TRANSIT is offering extra North Jersey Coast Line train service on Sunday, March 4 to accommodate parade-goers: and kids under 11 can ride for free when accompanied by a full-fare paying adult.

"The Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade has grown into the largest and best attended parade in the State," said Belmar Mayor and NJ TRANSIT Board Member Ken Pringle. "We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to Belmar this weekend and recommend taking the train as the most convenient and comfortable way to get here."

Belmar Station is served by trains on the North Jersey Coast Line. Customers traveling from points north of Long Branch, including Newark and New York, should transfer across the platform at Long Branch Station to continue their trip.

In addition to its regular Sunday schedule, NJ TRANSIT will provide extra train service on March 4 between Long Branch and Bay Head as follows:

 

To Belmar Station

 

  • From Bay Head Station: Train service will operate hourly from Bay Head to Belmar beginning at 5:27 a.m. and continuing until 9:27 p.m. After 9:27 p.m., normal service will operate.
  • From Long Branch Station: Train service will operate hourly from Long Branch to Belmar beginning at 8:41 a.m. and continuing until 11:41 p.m. After 11:41 p.m., normal service will operate.

From Belmar Station

  • To Bay Head Station: Train service will operate hourly from Belmar to Bay Head beginning at 8:56 a.m. and continuing until 11:56 p.m. After 11:56 p.m., normal service will operate.
  • To Long Branch Station: Train service will operate hourly from Belmar to Long Branch beginning at 5:44 a.m. and continuing until 9:44 p.m. After 9:44 p.m., normal service will operate.

Kids Ride Free on NJT

NJ TRANSIT's Family Super Saver Fare, which enables up to two kids (ages 5-11) to travel free with each fare-paying adult, is offered every weekend from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Kids under 5 ride free at all times.

For NJ TRANSIT schedules, fares or information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

For more information about the parade, visit www.belmarparade.com.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 857,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.